HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The House Education Committee has approved legislation that would allow Pennsylvania’s public schools to display the national motto, “In God We Trust.”
Rep. Cris Dush (R-Indiana/Jefferson) reintroduced the proposal after a similar measure failed to pass the Legislature in 2013.
In a memo accompanying his bill, Dush said the motto is part of the history and heritage of the United States. He said former Pennsylvania governor James Pollock, while previously serving as director of the United States Mint in Philadelphia, who first suggested the motto on coins more than 150 years ago.
The bill now goes to the full House.